Seeker by Veronica Rossi
Publication Date: May 16, 2017 by Tor Teen
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
[Special thanks to the publisher for the review copy!]
When Daryn claimed she was seeing visions during her sophomore year of high school, no one believed the truth.
She wasn’t losing her mind; she was gaining the Sight—the ability to see the future. Daryn embraced her role as a Seeker. The work she did was important. She saved lives.
Sebastian was her first—and worst—mistake.
Since the moment she inadvertently sealed him in a dark dimension with Samrael, the last surviving demon of the Kindred, guilt has plagued her. Daryn knows Sebastian is alive and waiting for help. It’s up to her to rescue him. But now that she needs the Sight more than ever to guide her, the visions have stopped.
Daryn must rely on instincts, intelligence, and blind faith to lead the riders who are counting on her in search of Sebastian. As they delve into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems and where Samrael is steadily amassing power, Daryn faces the ultimate test. Will she have to become evil to destroy evil?
The very fate of humankind may rest in the answer.
Riders was an ultimate cliffhanger, so I had to read Seeker as soon as I had my hands on a review copy.
I finished reading about three months ago, and I had to reread some parts as I write this review because I forgot to take notes.
It made me frustrated, but at the same time, I liked reading some parts again. They reminded me of the feelings the book made me feel.
Seeker is rich in emotion. I felt truly connected to Daryn as she blamed herself for what happened with Bas. I also loved her reunion with the riders. They’re totally #squadgoals, and they treat each other like family. It was heartwarming to read the parts where they passed Daryn’s list around.
THAT LIST. I LOVE IT SO MUCH.
Daryn made this list of Reasons, and it became a squad thing. It was funny and clever and touching. It’s the kind of list you’d make to believe in hope even when it seems there is none.
Trust, even when it’s difficult. Especially when it’s difficult.
I shouldn’t really quote from an ARC, but these words create one of the greatest ironies I’ve ever read. Trust is fragile, and I understand the struggle of some people with it. Trust issues, as they say. I honestly feel lucky not to have them, because people who do have built high walls.
I’m one of those people who try to break down those. Or I find a gate through, at least.
Reading this book made me question Daryn’s train of thought many times, but the decision she made in the end made sense to me. I got her logic, and while I wanted more from her and the riders, I’m happy with how the duology ended.
I loved Riders more, but Seeker has beauty on its own. It’s about hope and forgiveness. It tells a story of a girl who got back up again after a great fall. The flawed characters and their unified desire to do what’s right make this book empowering.
Final Rating: 4/5